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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Revised Chapter 37

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For completeness sake, I was supposed to translate and release the final epilogue before the drama broadcast but the best laid plans of mice and men. I discovered that Lucky Koi had already translated it on her blog. Since she had taken the effort to do it, the novel is not my exclusive property and I’ve been busy, so do visit her blog for the final epilogue. Instead, I’ll post the revised final chapter for completeness sake. It is unedited as my editor is away but she will edit it later. I am in a hurry to post this before Monday, when the fast track episodes will be released.

A reader called Chris wrote: I think the reference of ‘…trending towards becoming a BDS…’ means that to YT our QJJ is his Navigation Satellite System in his life as she steers or navigate him back to his dream, to stay on in aerospace, to give him a goal to work towards to, to work to become her glory…as Gu Man wrote those last lines – Holding her hand, Yu Tu suddenly felt that everything was settled. The road ahead seemed clearer, and his life seemed also to have become simple. Merely that….He would be with her. And then, he would become her Glory.

Gu Man wrote: At that time, many readers commented that the kiss in the KTV was too abrupt. After thinking deeply about it, I also feel the same. Hence, I revised a bit. I feel more satisfied now. Then I let a few readers read the newly added second kiss part but they still prefer the original version. So, I’ll post it separately for everyone to have fun.

Revised Chapter 37 (translated by peanuts)

In Yu Tu’s home, a dinner gathering had just finished. After seeing off the relatives, he returned to his room.

His WeChat history still remained at the message that he had sent out. He put down his mobile phone and felt a little anxious.

He opened the window and the cold air from outside hit him in the face but this did not ease the uneasiness in his heart the slightest. He lit a cigarette and his eyes inadvertently fell on the old desktop computer on the desk.

The uneasiness in the heart eased all of a sudden.

Compared with him, she had ignored him for merely two days. What right did he have to be edgy here?

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His mobile phone, which was on the desk, started to ring, and he reached over to answer it. It was a call from a senior high school classmate, Li Ming.

“Yu Tu, there is a senior high school classmate gathering today. Everyone is singing at the KTV. Are you coming?”

Yu Tu tactfully declined, “I will not be going.”

“I knew it. But if you really have nothing to do, just come. Qiao Jing Jing is also coming…”

Yu Tu suddenly tightened his grip on his phone and interrupted him, “What did you say?”

Li Ming said, “Qiao Jing Jing, the big celebrity. She said she’ll be coming to the classmate gathering.”

Yu Tu’s finger was burnt, but he couldn’t care less. “When did she say it? Where?”

“In the class group chat. You didn’t look at the chat? At first, less than twenty were coming, but I reckon it is almost 30 now. The class monitor had to quickly change to a bigger room.”

Yu Tu hung up the phone and tapped open WeChat. There was already a few hundred messages in the class group chat. He had not looked at them this whole time. He clicked in and his finger quickly scrolled through a few times. Then he grabbed a coat and dashed out.

His parents were watching TV in the living room, and they were surprised to see him like this. They stood up and asked, “What’s going on?”

Yu Tu quickly changed his shoes. “I’m going out. You don’t need to wait for me, because I’ll be coming back late.”

After saying that, he closed the door and left.

Mrs and Mr Yu looked at each other, “Oh dear, just how old is he? He’s still doing things in such a rush and chaotically.”

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Yu Tu also felt that he was probably as impulsive as a senior high school student. No, he had never been so impulsive in senior high school.

There were too many people out and about during Chinese New Year. The taxi was stuck in traffic a few hundred meters from the mall where the KTV is located. Yu Tu immediately got down from the car and walked quickly in between the cars.

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By this time, Qiao Jing Jing had already surrounded and stared at by the classmates at the KTV for a while. She had even sung a cheerful and lighthearted song.

Pei Pei sat nervously beside her, for fear that someone would sneak photos or whatnot. Actually, she was over-anxious. A celebrity is also an ordinary person. What’s more, all the people here were senior high school classmates. After gathering round and gawking for a while and the novelty had worn off, those who wanted to sing went off to sing and those who were drinkers went off to drink.

Of course, it was inevitable that people would keep coming over to talk or greet her and ask for an autograph. Thus the seat next to her was in great demand. The seat on her left side was fixed, with Pei Pei occupying it, but the one on her right side was ever changing.

Everyone was taking turns to sing songs. The class monitor was busy taking count of people. “Who else hasn’t arrived? Hey, the two studyholic top students of our class both didn’t come?”

A female classmate said, “I asked Xia Qing. She said that she is having a family gathering out in a country village with her relatives, so she won’t be coming.”

Another female classmate asked, “Then what about Yu Tu?”

Li Ming said, “I just called Yu Tu. He didn’t seem to have seen the class group chat, and he also didn’t say whether he is coming or not.”

Qiao Jing Jing was chatting with a classmate next to her, but her attention was actually on them. She silently thought, oh, so he hadn’t looked at the class group chat. No wonder he still had not shown up yet… So if they only just talked on the phone with him, how long would it take for him to arrive?

While she was still lost in thought, the class monitor suddenly asked her, “Qiao Jing Jing, do you know Yu Tu very well? Why don’t you give him a call?”

Another classmate echoed. “Oh yeah. We’ve all seen the video of both of you gaming together. He’ll surely give face to you.”

Qiao Jing Jing: “……”

Of course it was not possible that she would call him. Qiao Jing Jing was thinking of an excuse to refuse when the door of the room was suddenly pushed open hard.

A tall and straight figure appeared at the doorway.

Everyone looked towards the doorway at the same time. The class monitor stood up and shouted, “Yu Tu!”

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The people standing at the door gasped slightly. As if rushing all the way here, his eyes immediately focus on the innermost corner of the KTV. Whereas Qiao Jing Jing who was sitting in the corner, merely shot a glance at the doorway. Then she calmly turned her head and continued to chat with Pei Pei.

The atmosphere in the private room was once again running high.

Yu Tu after all had once been a popular figure on the campus, so his appearance set off a small climax. Many people also stood up to greet him.

“Yu Tu, you have finally arrived.”

“What day is today, that Qiao Jing Jing came, and Yu Tu also came.”

“You came too late, so you’ve to drink as your penalty.”

“Studyholic top student, long time no see. What are you doing nowadays?”

“Yu Tu, why are you still so handsome? I am already bald.”

“Yu Tu, you…”

Yu Tu patiently exchanged conventional greetings with each of them. After quite a while, the noise and excitement subsided. The class monitor greeted him, “Yu Tu, come and sit here with me and have a beer.”

Yu Tu politely and tactfully declined, “A little later. I still have something to do.”

As his voice trailed away, Pei Pei who was talking with Qiao Jing Jing, suddenly widened her eyes. Qiao Jing Jing also paused. Out of the corner of her eyes, a pair of perfectly straight, long legs unhurriedly walked in her direction and finally stopped in front of her.

The room went completely quiet. The people who were singing did not sing anymore. Even the music became less noisy.

Qiao Jing Jing had no choice but to turn her head to look at him. Yu Tu bent down, gazed at her, and asked, “Is it because of me?”

His sentence had no beginning or end, but Qiao Jing Jing knew that he was asking if she was here because of him.

Yes. What else could it be?

Qiao Jing Jing snorted and said in a low voice, “Not going to settle the score with you anymore.”

Yu Tu was quiet and looked at her fixedly, his eyes bright and deep. Then he gave a smile. After that, he seemed unable to restrain himself from looking at her and smiling again.

“Thank you.”

He said.

Qiao Jing Jing suddenly felt a little embarrassed.

Her heart beat a little faster, felt a little joyous and also a little awkward. She was also very much full of expectation, just because she and this person who is close by, in this short question and answer section, have completely changed into another kind of relationship.

The classmates seemed to have recovered from the shock, and caused a small uproar on the side. But Yu Tu seemed like he did not mind and suddenly asked her: “Want to go?”

Qiao Jing Jing was stunned.

Go?

But didn’t he just arrive? If they leave like this, what will the classmates think? No, why he so brazenly came over. With this posture now, the classmates probably already thought crooked… Oh, thought correct.

The class monitor cannot resist saying: “Yu Tu, Qiao Jing Jing, what are you whispering?”

“You find a place to sit down.” She quietly lifted her leg to kick him once.

However, just as she touched him, a soft kiss was placed on her lips.

Yu Tu leaned down and kissed her.

Qiao Jing Jing was stunned and momentarily did not clue in to what was happening.

This kiss was not long.

Without waiting for her reaction, Yu Tu already stopped his action but he did not shift away from her. He still maintained this close to her. His hot breath enveloped her.

He asked again, “Want to go?”

Qiao Jing Jing stared blankly at him.

The classmates dazedly looked at them.

Qiao Jing Jing finally reacted. For a moment, her heart did not only beat a little faster but exploded. She glared angrily at him.  Things were like this already; if they weren’t going to go, were they going to wait to be stared at by the classmates?!

Yu Tu got the answer from the expression in her eyes. A glimpse of successful expression flashed through his eyes. He pulled her up and said to all their stunned classmates, “Sorry, we’re going first. You all have fun.”

Just like this, he took Qiao Jing Jing’s hand and left the private room, leaving behind a group of dumbstruck classmates.

Only after quite a while did someone in the private room ask cautiously, “Classmates, did I see wrongly?”

Another classmate muttered in reply, “Probably saw wrongly.”

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Qiao Jing Jing and Yu Tu did not run far, before he pulled her to the KTV’s fire-escape stairwell.

Qiao Jing Jing was gasping for breath from running. “You, you are simply…”

However, Yu Tu only looked at her and pressed, “Why?”

Why was she suddenly not giving him the cold shoulder?

Qiao Jing Jing calmed her breathing, then asked him, “On the day of the exhibition match, when I went to give out awards to the contestants, did you use my mobile phone to help me to get two unique Pentakills? Didn’t you say you wouldn’t be giving me a birthday present? So why did you give me one?”

Yu Tu remembered this. “Because I wasn’t playing with you to get it, so I thought it didn’t count.”

He frowned, “It was because of this?”

Of course it was not because of this.

Rather, it was because she imagined how he had played the game in the lounge, getting her birthday present while steeling himself to forever part from her, how he had wanted desperately to give her the unique Pentakill before the exhibition match. And then, she seemed to suddenly understand a little of what he had endured and his struggle, as well as, beneath that endurance and struggle, Yu Tu’s style of affection and love.

“How did you know my mobile phone password?” Qiao Jing Jing did not answer his question and asked this instead. Her mobile phone password was not the “1316” that was used to get into her home.

“I unintentionally committed it to memory.” She typed it in too many times in front of him.

“You played a total of two games, How did you manage to get two Pentakills. It’s not like my position is low.”

“The moment I went into the game, I said to my teammates, ‘Give me the currency. I guarantee you, I’ll lead you to victory.“

Huh? Qiao Jing Jing was a bit surprised.

“In the second game, a person said, ‘And why should I?’ I said, ‘My girlfriend is watching. Bro, please help.'”

Qiao Jing Jing couldn’t help laughing. “It’s not like you at all to talk like that.”

Yu Tu gazed at her. “Right now, I’m not at all like me either.”

Indeed, he did not seem like himself…

Qiao Jing Jing thought of the kiss in the private room just now. She could not stop her face from growing hot.

Yu Tu’s hand stroked her hair. “Can we not talk about gaming?”

Suddenly, the atmosphere seemed to become dangerous again.

“Then what do you want to talk about?” Qiao Jing Jing asked in a low voice.

Yu Tu’s voice was a bit low and husky. “This means, you’ve accepted me?”

Qiao Jing Jing bowed her head and began to play with the furry cuffs on her sleeves. “I remember at that time, I also asked you other questions.”

“Yes, there was also one about immigration to Mars.”

“You need to continue to write.”

Yu Tu was surprised. A smile appeared in his eyes. “Okay.”

Qiao Jing Jing hesitated for a moment, then said a bit awkwardly, “But no need to stay up late. I am not in a hurry.”

There was  long pause this time before Yu Tu said softly again, “Okay.”

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Suddenly, there were loud sounds of footsteps outside the stairwell. as well as voices speaking. “The elevator is so crowded. It’s better to take the stairs.”

A creaking sound immediately followed. The door of the safety stairwell was pushed open. Yu Tu reacted swiftly by hugging Qiao Jing Jing and pressing her head against his chest.

The young people who came in probably didn’t expect that someone would be here and, what’s more, in……. ahem such a posture. They stopped their conversation for a while. While walking down the stairs, they kept looking back at them.

Even though Yu Tu was someone who always kept his calm and composure, even he was also a little embarrassed by their unconcealed interest. He could only lower his eyes and start studying Qiao Jing Jing’s hair.

Luckily, they walked past very quickly.

Some faint sound of speaking floated back up the stairwell.

“Wah, they’re actually having a date in the safety stairwell. I feel like there is a story behind this.”

“That man is very handsome.”

“He already has a girlfriend. Take a look at how slim the guy’s girlfriend is. Surely, then, she is also pretty.”

“Oh gee, I’ll go on a diet after Chinese New Year.”

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Their voices finally disappeared completely. Qiao Jing Jing buried her head in his arms and burst out laughing.

“Very handsome, ah, Teacher Yu.”

Yu Tu helplessly said, “With you, even the safety stairwell isn’t safe.”

Qiao Jing Jing snorted. “Get used to it early.”

“I’m already used to it.” Moreover, he had already learned the skill of constantly scanning every direction.

Yu Tu said: “Let’s go to a different place.”

“Where to? Everywhere is full of people.” During Chinese New Year, cinemas and the like are all packed with people. And this was not Shanghai, where they could go to her home.

Yu Tu pondered for a moment, then said, “There is a place that will definitely have no people.”

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Qiao Jing Jing did not expect Yu Tu to bring her here.

Jing City No. 1 Middle School.

Yu Tu went to deal with the security guard. Qiao Jing Jing stood in front of the school’s signboard and looked up and down at those few big letters. She could not help feeling like waves were rising and falling in her heart. After a while, Yu Tu waved at her. Qiao Jing Jing ran over, and the guard opened the gate for them from the inside.

At this time, there was indeed no one in the school. It was dark and quiet. Only a few landscape lights were turned on, illuminating just rough outlines of the surroundings.

After walking a little further, Qiao Jing Jing curiously asked, “It’s already so late, but the uncle still let us in?”

“I told him that I once was a student here and wanted to bring my girlfriend here to take a look.”

“… That ‘s all? And then he let you?”

“He said he still remembers me.”

“Oh~~~ The great godly student Yu must have left a deep impression.”

Yu Tu shot a glance at her. “What a pity that it’s not convenient for my girlfriend to show her face, or else it may have been even easier to come in.”

“Of course.” Qiao Jing Jing gave a proud lift of her chin.

Yu Tu couldn’t help smiling.

“Actually, I already came here yesterday afternoon, but he did not notice me at the time.”

Already came? During the time when she was still ignoring him? Why did he come here?

Suddenly Qiao Jing Jing’s mood improved, and her footstep also became quick and light. She decided not to fuss about his using the word “girlfriend” so easily and smoothly.

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“Hey, why did the sports field that was here disappear?”

Qiao Jing Jing pointed in front of her. In the past, once you entered the school, the big sports field would be on the right side, but it had become a multi-story teaching building in the location of the original sports field.

“Probably due to expansion of the school?”

Qiao Jing Jing looked at the new building that had sprung up from the ground and felt a sense of loss. Too many memories from her youth had happened on that old sports field, for example, the exhausting 800-meter run, or for example, the suave performance on the football field of this person currently beside her.

“Do you still play football now?”

Yu Tu modestly gave his self-evaluation: “I’m the backbone player of the institute.”

Qiao Jing Jing cannot help laughing. When Teacher Yu was narcissistic, other people could not even compare.

She looked up at the new building and was a little concerned. With the sports field gone, where do the students jog and do their morning exercise?”

“A sports center has been built off to the side. It might be over there.”

“When we were studying, the sides were still all abandoned fields.”

“Oh yeah.” Yu Tu remembered something. “Did you once bring a few female classmates out to pick wildflowers and then you got berated by the class head teacher?”

“… Can you remember something good? = =”

Yu Tu smiled faintly. He remembered at that time, it was their first year of senior high school. The class head teacher had called him to the office to talk about a competition. He happened to come across a group of female classmates being berated. One of the ones being severely berated was her. At that time, he had felt awkward, but thinking back on it now was a different kind of feelings.

It turned out that that girl who was berated more than a decade ago would have a deeper involvement with him.

And it turned out that, one day, they would come back here together to look for traces of the past.

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They walked forward, passing the cafeteria, basketball hall, and student dormitory, and then circled over to the pathway along the river.

Jing City is in the Jiangnan area, the area south of the Yangtze River, plentiful in water. Their school was built by the river. Along the river was a long boardwalk that offered beautiful views. Back then, after eating in the cafeteria, many students would deliberately make a detour walk back to the classroom from here.

After walking along the river bank for a while, Qiao Jing Jing halted her footsteps and pointed at a big tree in front of them in the distance.

“Do you still remember there?” A mischievous expression flashed in her eyes.

Yu Tu looked at that tree. Under that tree, his fellow schoolmate Qiao Jing Jing one day had suddenly stopped him in his tracks.

He turned to look at Qiao Jing Jing: “I have been thinking about a question the whole way while bringing you here.”

“What?”

“What should I do if you rake up the past?”

Qiao Jing Jing glared at him, and then she couldn’t help laughing. “I won’t rake anything up today, but… I will sooner or later.”

Yu Tu lowered his head. “I am looking forward to it.”

He held out his hand to her.

Qiao Jing Jing looked at it, thought briefly, and then put her hand behind her back.

Yu Tu raised his eyebrows and waited patiently.

Only after a long while did Qiao Jing Jing demurely put her hand into his palm.

Yu Tu immediately gripped it tightly.

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After strolling around in the school building, they finally sat down on the steps outside the building.

The school’s bulletin board was behind them.

Qiao Jing Jing looked back at the quiet school building in the night.

“In the past, your photo was always posted here, all kinds of announcements of you participating in this and that competition, getting this and that prize, and such.” Qiao Jing Jing looked at him. “Do you still remember, last time I told you at Big Sister Ling’s home, I had felt that you would become a very amazing aerospace scientist in the future, and then as your classmate I would also bask in your glory.”

“I remember.”

“Actually, that’s not what I really thought.”

“Hmm?”

“Not as your classmate.” Qiao Jing Jing blinked at him.

Yu Tu’s heart felt like a feather had stroked it, and knowingly he asked, “Then as what?”

Qiao Jing Jing planned to ignore him.

But after thinking about it, she still answered him.

She propped her chin on her hand. “Back then, I would have some strange fantasies. You’re not allowed to laugh after hearing them. For example, I would fantasize that, at a school anniversary many, many years later, you are a very amazing aerospace scientist whom the school invited and then I would accompany you there.”

Yu Tu never knew that the tender emotions in his heart could overflow like this.

“Therefore, Teacher Yu, you have to work hard. I have expectations of you.”

Therefore, at least don’t struggle, or hesitate, simply because of income or stuff like that. You have more important, far-reaching goals. Do you understand what I’m trying to say?

How could Yu Tu not understand?

Sometimes he was also surprised. They really had not truly been in contact for very long at all, yet their minds were still in sync to this degree. Sometimes merely an expression in the eyes or a few words were enough for them to  clearly understand what the other party wanted to express.

Thus, at this very moment, as he sat on the steps of their high school building, he was able to understand what his past self, because of pride and indifference, had actually let slip by him.

“Jing Jing, sometimes I think you look at me with blind admiration.“

“I used to, in this high school, pride myself on being intelligent. It was only after I left school that I realized I knew that the world is vast, whereas I’m tiny. I am not as talented, much a genius as I thought, and my IQ is far from the first echelon…”

“Wait a minute.” Qiao Jing Jing said, “Who’s in your first echelon?”

Yu Tu was interrupted by her. “… Qian Xuesen (Chinese scientist and aeronautical engineer), Korolev (Russian rocket engineer and spacecraft designer), von Karman (Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist).”

Qiao Jing Jing, who had just been given a brief history of world aerospace science, said, “Oh. You can continue…”

Yu Tu was unable to continue now. He smiled, “But I will work hard.”

He said, “I think I can.”

Qiao Jing Jing had a glimmer in her eyes when looking at him. “Promise?”

“Promise.”

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The two just sat quietly in the cold wind for a while.

Suddenly Yu Tu said: “Jing Jing, I found that you’re trending towards becoming a BDS (BeiDou Navigation Satellite System).”

Qiao Jing Jing stared blankly. “What is BDS?”

Yu Tu said, “Search in Baidu yourself.”

“Wow! You still dare to say words like that to me!”

Late this midwinter night, on this deserted campus, a woman’s sharp, clear protest was heard, accompanied by a man’s low laughter.

The uncle shouted from a distance, “The doors need to be locked up.”

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They walked out of the school together.

Outside the school gate was a wide and straight road.

Qiao Jing Jing was humming a song he had never heard before. The tune was as light and graceful as her pace. Holding her hand, Yu Tu suddenly felt that everything was settled.

The road ahead seemed clearer, and his life seemed also to have become simple.

Merely that…

He would be with her.

And then, he would become her glory.

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Gu Man wrote: The deleted kiss part, everyone have fun ~~

He held her hand, walked past that tree and walked into the old school building.

As he remembered, the old school building has always been very noisy, rather rare to have such quiet moment like this.

In unison, they stopped in front of a classroom.

This was their classroom in their third year of high school.

The classroom was dark so Yu Tu turned on the mobile phone to illuminate. “All the school desks have been changed.”

“Certainly, since it’s been more than ten years.” Qiao Jing Jing pointed to a seat behind the classroom, “At that time, you sat in the last row.”

“Yes.”

“Do you know where I was sitting?”

“The fifth row.”

Qiao Jing Jing was a little surprised. “You can’t possibly remember where everyone sat in the class?”

She didn’t think he would pay special attention to where she was sitting.

“Recently, I have been trying hard to remember about things that happened in high school.”

Qiao Jing Jing was taken aback. With a hint of a smiling expression in her eyes, she curiously asked: “What do you remember?”

“I remembered that you tried to bribe me with KFC to teach you mathematics.”

“…Why do you only remember the dark past…”

She looked at the dark classroom, her gaze seemed to travel through time and space. “Do you know that I’ve a goal in high school, which I didn’t manage to achieve in the end?”

Yu Tu stayed still, “Go to the same university as me?”

Qiao Jing Jing turned her head in surprise. “How do you know?”

“I’ve read the chat history in the aerospace enthusiasts group.”

“You have found out about that group.” Qiao Jing Jing exclaimed, “I am convinced that you’re really trying hard to remember.”

Her mood was pensive, “I was very dejected for a while. In fact, my junior high school grades were pretty good and I have always been very confident. When I was in senior high school, my grades were not that good, but I’ve always felt that as long as I work hard, they’ll improve. Later, I only realized that some things can’t be accomplished with mere hard work.”

Her voice suddenly dropped off, because she was suddenly taken into a warm embrace.

“I ought to teach you.”

“Then will you be very patient?”

“Sure.”

“I am very stupid, so what to do if I cannot be taught?”

“I am very smart, so I can definitely teach you.”

“Don’t seize the opportunity to become narcissistic.”

While smiling, Qiao Jing Jing turned around. They looked at each other for a long time. Then he lowered his head and kissed her.

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This is the second time he has kissed her today.

It was very gentle at first, but slowly became eager. While kissing, he carried her up and put her on the window sill, as if such an action will make it easier for him to immerse himself.

This is a kiss that is completely different from the one in the KTV.

Long, hard and lingering.

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When they stopped, their breath still enveloped each other.

She leaned on his chest, “I remember when I first entered senior high school, I was very happy when I found out that we will be in the same class. That smart and handsome studyholic student from junior high school surprisingly became my classmate. Then I can get to know him. But he was so proud and totally ignored me.”

“No.” Yu Tu denied immediately.

Qiao Jing Jing: “…….” He dared to deny this?

Yu Tu said: “Didn’t we greet and speak to each other like normal? If this counts as ignoring you, then I also ignored  other female classmates.”

“…… Okay.”

Teacher Yu’s ability to seek survival was simply off the charts.

She said sweetly: “But he is too outstanding, ignore me ~ Oh, Ignore all the female students, yet I continue to like him. Do you still remember, last time I told you at Big Sister Ling’s home, I had felt that you would become a very amazing aerospace scientist in the future, and then as your classmate I would also bask in your glory.”

“I remember.”

“Actually, that’s not what I really thought.”

“Hmm?”

“Not as your classmate.”

Yu Tu’s heart felt like a feather had stroked it, and knowingly he asked, “Then as what?”

Qiao Jing Jing planned to ignore him.

But after thinking about it, she still answered him.

“Back then, I would have some strange fantasies. You’re not allowed to laugh after hearing them. For example, I would fantasize that, at a school anniversary many, many years later, you are a very amazing aerospace scientist whom the school invited and then I would accompany you there.”

Yu Tu never knew that the tender emotions in his heart could overflow like this.

“Therefore, Teacher Yu, you have to work hard. I have expectations of you.”

Therefore, at least don’t struggle, or hesitate, simply because of income or stuff like that. You have more important, far-reaching goals. Do you understand what I’m trying to say?

How could Yu Tu not understand?

Sometimes he was also surprised. They really had not truly been in contact for very long at all, yet their minds were still in sync to this degree. Sometimes merely an expression in the eyes or a few words were enough for them to clearly understand what the other party wanted to express.

Thus, at this very moment, as he sat on the steps of their high school’s building, he was able to understand what his past self, because of pride and indifference, had actually let slip by him.

“Jing Jing, sometimes I think you look at me with blind admiration.“

“I used to, in this high school, pride myself on being intelligent. It was only after I left school that I realized I knew that the world is vast, whereas I’m tiny. I am not as talented, much a genius as I thought, and my IQ is far from the first echelon…”

“Wait a minute.” Qiao Jing Jing said, “Who’s in your first echelon?”

Yu Tu was interrupted by her. “… Qian Xuesen (Chinese scientist and aeronautical engineer), Korolev (Russian rocket engineer and spacecraft designer), von Karman (Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist).”

Qiao Jing Jing, who had just been given a brief history of world aerospace science, said, “Oh. You can continue…”

Yu Tu was unable to continue now. He smiled, “But I will work hard.”

He said, “I think I can.”

Qiao Jing Jing had a glimmer in her eyes when looking at him. “Promise?”

“Promise.”

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24 thoughts on “You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Revised Chapter 37

  1. Thanks peanuts! Good to hear from you.

  2. Thank you! I find it amazing that an author takes the time and care in their work to revise at will. Thank you for the revised edition! I’ve loved this novel and have been referring people here. I’m enjoying reading their thoughts as I watch the show. I appreciate your work and all of your effort❤️❤️ All the best to you! (Who have pity on those of us who don’t speak the language but love the stories!)

    What do you think of the show?

  3. Thank you. Enjoy the weekend.

  4. Thanks peanuts ❤️❤️

  5. Thank you!

    I was just wondering about what you originally said about the last epilogue and then your post came.

    Thank you again to you and your team for all the translations

  6. so adorable! the drama is reviving my love for this novel, many thanks for this update!

  7. It was a pleasant surprise that years later there is a drama for this novel that I liked through your blog.

  8. Thank you! You Tu is probably my favourite of all Gu Man’s leading men, he feels more real to me.

  9. Thanks for the hard work of translation for everything.

  10. Thanks for the update, peanuts.
    Hope you are well. Stay safe and take care.

  11. Thanks for the update Peanuts. 💐 So nice to hear from you again in this blog.

    There won’t be an epilogue posted here anymore right? I was looking forward to it since you mentioned it will be posted after the drama is released in the comments in Epilogue 15 but no worries, I will head to Lucky Koi’s blog to have a look there. 😊

    It is so amazing to see the novel being turned into a drama. I have been reading this novel over and over again over the years and I feel so happy to know that there are more people discovering this novel or watching the drama. Feeling almost proud to know of this masterpiece before a lot of people 😆 So, I am most thankful for you and Hoju’s translations over the years for making me fall in love with reading Chinese novels even if I only can read those English translated ones. 😂 Kuddos to all translators for giving me a chance to read so many awesome novels.

    Lastly, hope you are happy and doing well in RL. Take care and stay safe. 😊

  12. Thank you so much for the update, peanuts. Thank you for all the translation of the novels, it opened a new world me.

  13. Dear Peanuts and Hoju,
    Thanks so much for translating this gem. You might not realized this but your kind effort has made someone’s day (including me) out there more brighter and entertaining. Hope you will be blessed with many good things in return too.

    And as for the original author, thank you for manifesting Jing Jing and Yutu. And for such sweet epilogues for them. Wouldn’t mind at all for YMG sequel, but just epilogues pls. On the couples struggle having a baby would be interesting considering how busy they are. I wonder if the kid is as smart and aloof as Yutu or cunning as Jing Jing.

  14. I am obsessed with this story! Got hooked from the trailer on YouTube and can’t wait for the entire drama to be released! Love the epilogues too! Only thing is, I actually liked the original of Ch. 37 more than the revised version, I don’t think that first kiss was too abrupt, it was perfect as it was.

  15. Dear Peanuts and Hoju

    Oh how i missed those days when I have to wait weekly for every new posts of your translated gems. Truly blessed to have found this blog and be part of your journey the past few years. I hope both of you are doing well in the 2D world – sending ualls warm wishes and hugs.

    Thank you for once again for giving us such quality translation!

  16. Thank you for translating this beautiful story

  17. Thanks a million times for giving translating the revised version!!!

  18. “I am very smart, so I can definitely teach you.”

    i love this.

  19. Peanuts is still the best! Thanks 🙏 girl!

  20. Dear Peanuts,
    Thanks for the update – such a nice surprise . A question though – I came back to re-read some of my favorite novels here, but it seems to have disappear from your index, and I cannot find a link anywhere. A number of MBFB’s novel translations is no longer there. Wondering what happen, and hoping it will be back. Really love reading the translations on your site ❤

  21. thank you peanuts, you are the best.

  22. Hello peanuts. I have just made this account today. I have been an avid reader of most of the translations of the site and i keep rereading and coming back to all the novels that i have come to love here. Recently, I wanted to reread Together Forever and My Darling by Mo Bao Fei Bao and I realized I can no longer access it. The links are also not available anymore. Im just concerned that I can no longer relive these two stories. I was just wondering why these stories cannot be found anymore. Hoping that you will be able to answer my concerns. Sorry if i posted it here since i do not know where i can reach anyone regarding this.

    • Thank you for your message and also thank you to all those faithful readers of the blog who I am not able to reply them individually on the status of Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novels.

      Please send your message to hoju who is the translator of all of the Mo Bao Fei Bao’s novels since I don’t really know much. It is best to wait patiently for hoju to response.

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